SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — With the clock counting right down to a 1 p.m. kickoff, the Pacific-12 canceled the California-Washington State soccer recreation Saturday after the Golden Bears decided they may not gown sufficient wholesome gamers to compete.
A Cal participant examined optimistic simply hours earlier than the sport and with contract tracing pressured a number of others on the touring squad to be sidelined.
“The Pac-12 has, after session with Cal, canceled the Cal at Washington State soccer recreation scheduled for later right this moment, Saturday, December 12,” the league stated in a launch.
“This resolution was made beneath the Pac-12’s soccer recreation cancellation coverage as a consequence of Cal not having the minimal variety of scholarship student-athletes obtainable for the sport because of one optimistic soccer student-athlete COVID-19 case confirmed through a PCR check right this moment and ensuing isolation of further soccer student-athletes beneath contact tracing protocols.”
The convention declared the sport “a no contest.”
“The cancellation of this recreation may be very disappointing to our student-athletes and our followers,” the league stated in a launch. “Whereas all of us wish to see our soccer student-athletes on the sector competing, our primary precedence should proceed to be the well being and security of all these related to Pac-12 soccer applications.”
Cal was coming off a 21-17 upset of No. 21 Oregon final Saturday evening for its first win of the season.